A Sounders team coming off a loss in terrible weather conditions last Saturday will likely revamp its attack up top by using Will Bruin at striker and Jordan Morris flanked out wide. It would be the first time the pair have started a game together this season.
Sounders forward Will Bruin admits he’d never quite played a professional game with field conditions as poor as what the team slogged through at Yankee Stadium last Saturday afternoon.
Well, scratch that. There was one game — which was promptly postponed.
“When I was in Houston, we played a game in Dallas and there was like this torrential downpour,” Bruin said Monday as the Sounders resumed training in Tukwila. “We played for about three minutes and the ball wouldn’t even roll, so they cancelled it. But to actually finish the game, that was pretty different.”
The ball wasn’t rolling much by the second half in New York on Saturday, either. But despite the poor soccer product on display as a result, play was allowed to continue. Re-scheduling a game between Houston and Dallas is likely cheaper and far easier to pull off than Major League Soccer having the Sounders to fly all the way back to New York at some point, not to mention the ESPN national telecast that would have been impacted.
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Needless to say, the game was a total writeoff for the Sounders in being able to glean anything productive about what occured during their 2-1 loss to New York City FC. That said, they’ll likely implement changes to begin Wednesday’s home contest against Orlando City FC: Staring with inserting Bruin up top at the striker’s position and flanking Jordan Morris out wide.
Bruin was a 50-goal scorer over six seasons in Houston before being relegated to coming off the bench for the Sounders with Morris at the striker spot. But Bruin has four goals already this season — twice as many as Morris in half the…